Trump foreign payments: Democrats in Congress file lawsuit

Trump foreign payments: Democrats in Congress file lawsuit

Reps. Kurt Schrader, a moderate Democrat, and Greg Walden, Oregon's only Republican congressman, did not sign onto the lawsuit . An advance copy of the legal complaint reviewed by The Washington Post argues that those in Congress have special standing because the Constitution's "foreign emoluments clause " requires the president to obtain "the consent of Congress" before accepting any gifts.

Trump tweet denounces Mueller obstruction of justice probe as witch hunt

The tweets were clear signs of the president's frustration and anger over the revelation, published on Wednesday evening in The Washington Post , about the investigation by Mueller, who is heading an independent probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

[Newsmaker] Trump decries being target of Russia probe

I submit that is exactly what he tried to do - exert political influence over the Federal Bureau of Investigation , and when Director Comey rebuffed him, President Trump fired him. The inquiry has expanded to include an examination of whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice, The Post reported Wednesday. The Twitter attacks came as Vice President Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation .

Kindergarten bomb was homemade, suspect died in blast

The blast at the Chuangxin Kindergarten in Fengxian, which struck at 4:50 p.m., was under investigation, the Xuzhou city government in Jiangsu province said on its microblog. On Friday, police officers wearing blue plastic around their shoes scoured the scene of the explosion in front of the kindergarten on the outskirts of Xuzhou city.

Leo Varadkar formally elected as Ireland's new Taoiseach

He'll also be the country's youngest ever leader at just 38 years old - making history left, right and centre. Varadkar, a former general physician, born to an Irish nurse and a doctor from India , was elected the leader of the Fine Gael party earlier this month after the general elections.